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whistle blower on the run edward snowden could be heading to latin america with the leaders of three countries they're ready to grant him political asylum. that's as always so blows most recent revelations i suggest you nations are fully cooperating with the n.s.a. surveillance program which is involved in contrast to their public anger at the extent you were sleeping. the job doesn't go to him deadly clashes says efforts to form an interim government have so far ended in failure leaving many fearing the conflict could lead to civil war. and god said point on will be a prison not turning to harsh new tactics to break the mass hunger strike by inmates just not intended six months.
live from our headquarters in moscow this is our t.v. for this week's the weekly with me tom let's say right venezuela says it's still waiting to hear if edward snowden will take up its asylum offer as of the monday deadline set by caracas approaches one of three latin american countries alongside bolivia and nicaragua all for him to help the man who expose the you with the government the global surveillance web the leaders of the three mation say the decision to help the former n.s.a. contractor is prompted by washington's heavy handed manhunt archies and is a know it has more. i think snowden song goes by says though with a latin american twist a glimmer of hope after living in limbo for weeks then as well nicaragua and bolivia offered the n.s.a. leaker asylum after the european countries rejected his official request for most
of the week if snowden himself didn't know where his future would be taking him then we certainly didn't and this really it was thought ecuador might be a possibility but president correia sentiment toward snowden shifted suddenly saying their help with initial transport documents was a mistake then as well as my dural made his country's stance clear this weekend saying snowden can come and live in the land of chavez quote away from the persecution of american imperialism but only after bolivia's ever morale us was detained and denied airspace over europe for some fourteen hours while his presidential plane was searched for snowden in an exclusive interview with our team around us reacted to what bolivia called a kidnapping is huge and they think they can humiliate and subdue us by blackmailing us and dictate their own terms like they did before making us change
our policies they're wrong we'll make our own decisions and they can't pressure us into doing what they want. latin america united with their condemnation social media rocketed with claims the u.s. was behind the move and europe a puppet washington remain silent they have made a serious mistake because this is just one more example of the way things are going to be not only throughout latin america but throughout the world already where you have powerful hegemonic totally disrespectful towards the national sovereignty of all countries even their allies snowden's leaks help reveal how the u.s. was cold war style tapping their closest e.u. partners even when you expose the truth even when you give it this truth to the people who are being spied on they won't step up and support truth so yeah it is a bit frustrating to see these european nations just kind of ignore this outright
spying that's out searching for snowden at all cost and he's now r.t. moscow. now the most recent revelation to merge from snowden's disclosures that suggests a e.u. states enjoy a closer relationship with the n.s.a. than many would like to admit in an interview published in the spear go whistle blow alleges that the n.s.a. is in bed with germany and most of the lessons states regarding secret surveillance operations and he also says that the partnership is structured to protect top level politicians from any backlash should word come out between spy agencies now the revelations are run contrary to berlin's show of surprise add to the scale of us electronic snooping with chancellor angela merkel accusing the us of using cold war tactics generalists my wilson says the outrage of german politicians has been spotted not by the spying because it is now all out in their pain. they are angry
that it came to public that not all the facts are that the citizens can see what is going on because i wouldn't believe any hurt right now on a government politician by the way also not an oppositional politician the driven parliament and when we listen very well to the merits of the mainstream politicians in germany we are right now a lot of. this. cooperation how they call it they see it's for our security they say that this is a partnership that this is a friendship but of course it's pure spying and we have to watch a little bit back in the past we had in the ninety nine that. it was also it was summer you can survive in europe especially in germany and this was especially for economy and spewing ash german companies the german economy was. higher in the u.s. secret service so what we see here is that germany's behavior be more or less like
well let me say and i just stayed fully on the profile of the u.s. which i want and the independence and the scandal it's not just that you are doing this scandal is that the german politics are not doing something against it and. if you're looking for the make his outdates on edward snowden no mistake key development over the past few days is god all of it for you on our website check it out timeline on our com complete with fresh update the pinions plan to mold. egypt was rolled to this week off so the army moved in attitude with the president from pollard triggering a fresh wave of unrest opponents and supporters of mohamed morsi have been staging rival rallies in the capital cairo tens of thousands flooded the streets sparking fears self-will clashes after the deadly protests seen earlier in the week and i spoke to syria balls from the gypsy and capital both sides gehring awful for the
confrontation. egypt's back in the headlines but for all the wrong reasons a week of street battles mass crowds a divided country on the brink of civil war this is the street where the worst violence in cairo happened even thirty five people killed more than a thousand injured the mood is extremely tense friends family and supporters shouting crying a lot of emotion and the country's bracing itself for more u.s. issued military combat boots stand guard the newly installed army is not taking any chances if no clear government to change as well the status quo in egypt is on the brink of disaster i'm going to predict tonight's internet the real. real change is on the one side the millions who rallied for the ouster of the muslim brotherhood president mohamed morsi they got what they wanted went on wednesday the army took
over across the bridge those who want him reinstated both sides are talking war i want to say to the american states and to the wallet to the whole wall and to the west to europe be careful if you join the army there gyptian army or the head of the egyptian army to destroy the islamists that means that your journey in this country to up ways that will produce a lot of islamists i there's a strong feeling of deja vu after just a year in office the muslim brotherhood leaders have joined the predecessor imprisoned president hosni mubarak both now sitting in the same jail. america's betting on a losing horse by selling out to the islamists where is the america that calls for freedom why have they allowed this to happen does freedom mean shutting down islamic t.v. channels does it mean shutting down news papers minima hair watches events unfold from his balcony this cop question lives in an apartment overlooking to his square
he says it's now each option pitted against egypt in this. something that completes the first evolution. the decision was incomplete by having. the military taking control of the country for more than a year and then. using that democracy in a very bad way by giving. the country to the muslim brotherhood which are the worst people to control the country this is a matter of the and i would like you to join me on a journey through time travel back in time travel to unravel discoveries discover evolution that made egypt and the element that made egypt revolution. is one of the few taking advantage of the constant turmoil he offers foreign tourists a v.i.p. revolutionary tour it includes a quick look at a few although mostly through the car's window and now i'm so well spoken thanks to that evolution i used to stammer and stutter and flounder now you see my speech
flows like a mighty stream momos like british people but most tourists are staying away while the country plummets unemployment's up and the egyptian pound is fast losing its already weakened value as supporters on both sides brace for more confrontations many fear the situation will only go from bad to worse policy r.t. . and all the situation in egypt remains polarized for the military has come together with politicians in an effort to form an interim government middle east analyst and dani believes that i mean age of this want to be involved in the politics of the country i don't believe that that's how you bring about democracy and in fact what the army is is showing at the moment is that it's reasserting its position as a political king maker indeed choosing a compliant figures who could you know who they could put in power so as to preserve their own interests and that's why we're seeing how they are delivering now already made interim government essentially manufacturing democracy but of.
cause democracy is about the will of the people and the people have spoken last year and that's precisely why the muslim brotherhood supporters are calling for the president to be reinstated and so diligent to see of the people to be restricted but he has also to be highlighted that the major failure of the army here is to protect civilian lives that the number one duty instead of interfering in political affairs and indeed one has to highlight the fact that they have a major stake in the economy something that they are unlikely to give up any time soon. argy is a cairo correspondent belled true caught up with the form i hate of the arab league who is now one of the top opposition figures in egypt. told her why he believed that the army kicking the president out of the office is not necessarily a coup. the security forces the armed forces are trying to maintain law and order in the streets going forward in a solid way that would allow the country to be. back on track
but moments after the ouster of mohamed morsi we had reports of hundreds of missing by that officials who were arrested the president himself was put on the house arrest with no communication t.v. networks were shut down people are calling this a military coup how can you defend that everybody so millions of people who are into the streets so it was not a coup it was a popular uprising if not revolution that is not enough to be a ballot box approving you and then you just sit and enjoy your life and let the people go down the drain i don't know how some people in. certain way of thinking believe that democracy is just the box of the ever got the majority over there has the right to do or not to do anything how can you include the muslim brotherhood and its political parties like the freedom and justice party in the political roadmap of egypt if their leaders have been arrested
egypt is and in. proceeded with exceptional circumstances some precautionary measures would be taken but i hope it is for. that we prepared. coming up for you the new diet for europa britain urges the e.u. to ease its restrictions on genetically modified products despite ongoing concerns that consumers not being treated like guinea pigs but. the rebel side of a currency big coin attracts serious investors are from the brothers perhaps of facebook's most famous tweens. god said guantanamo bay detention facility are stepping up efforts to you and the hunger strike which is now in a six month according to reports inmates are now subjected to sleep deprivation as water is intentionally slam cell doors on hundreds of times during the night the
new tactics on edge of the link to the upcoming ramadan fast when force feeding will be conducted at night the detainees lawyers warn that in view of the inmates we condition keeping them awake at night could be highly dangerous out of the hundred and six prisoners that are now refusing food forty five are being subjected to force feeding the u.s. government has defended the practice in the face of criticism from human rights groups our chief washington correspondent a gun as you can takes up the story of the year one calls for the us to stop force feeding guantanamo hunger strikers the practice is against international law and is seen by many as a form of torture and here is one first the guards strap a detainee down to a chair like this one then they put a mask over his face so that the detainee can't move bite or spit then the nurse snakes the feeding tube into a nasal cavity the feeding tube which is roughly the size of a pen and ink cartridge or this or this is not an actual feeding tube but it gives
you an idea here and this area is very well. endings and patients report extreme pain during the procedure and the nurse pushes the tube further down the throat creating a tightness that makes breathing difficult at that point patients typically feel pressure on their chest and long some say it feels like they were drowning then the staff tapes the troop to the detainees nose so that they can bite or swallow it and then two cans of nutritional substances are being funneled through the tube now we wrote to guantanamo and asked whether they use an anesthetic for this seemingly painful procedure here's the response typically not however it is available if the detainees request that most attorneys prefer to use standard all of oral to lubricate the to us of us are trying to make it sound like it's not as bad but here is how one of the detainees a yemeni man somewhere analogy all house on the bell describes what force feeding
actually feels like i will never forget the first time they passed a feeding tube up my nose i can't describe how painful it is to be force fed this way as it was thrust it made me feel like throwing up i wanted to vomit but i couldn't there was good in my chest throat and stomach i had never experienced such pain before i would not wish this cruel punishment upon anyone we also asked the kuantan official how many detainees resist the procedure and how many give their consent to it and he went back saying the majority of the detainees report compliantly and do not resist detainees are given a choice to eat a hot meal drink the liquid new trend or be enthralled fed by the detainee see the choice differently take a listen. when they come to force me into the chair if i refuse to be tied up they call the team so i have no choice either i can exercise my right to protest my detention and be beaten up or i can submit to painful force feeding for most people
these detainees are out of sight out of mind as sudden as it is they see physical suffering as the only way to draw the world's attention to their plight we can't hear their voices but here's what they write i'm doing this because i want to know my destiny i cannot abide not knowing any more. i just hope that because of the pain we are suffering the eyes of the world will once again look to guantanamo before it is too but indefinite detention is the worst form of torture respect us or kill us it's your choice the u.s. must take off its mask and kill us the obama administration doesn't want one hundred inmates to die but neither is it in a rush to give the detainees their lives back in washington i'm going to check on when i went on i'm a prisoner i wasn't beg says every detail of the facility is being tortured in one way or the other. i say that everybody who's been held in has been tortured tortured or abused in one way i mean when i was first taken into custody it was the
most torturous process i think that any person could ever of the moment being stripped naked it meant being in basically your body begins to cavity searches as they call it being a shaved of being punched and kicked in spots upon. one occasion it was in the background facility before i went to the bottom of i was subject to the sounds of a woman screaming i was there to believe was my wife being tortured so everybody in a sense has been tortured in the worst sort of course is a psychological sort in which she was in solitary confinement able to know what it is that you've done for which you're paying the ultimate price which is your freedom if the hunger strikes continue in the way that they are then force feeding is not the solution the solution is to give them justice and that's the reason why they're doing it they're not doing it because of all the abuses those a peripheral they're doing it because of health of a twelve years they're almost without charge or trial and any normal legal normative system. oh i.
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for the e.u. to lift its regulations on genetically modified food which remain among the very strict in the world the change that the u.k. is environment secretary has gone as far as labeling g.m. food not only safe but beneficial for people's health but it looks like he hasn't convinced the many so far as even the restaurants at the houses of parliament in london and city have ben to such food now usually associated with the staple crops like corn and rice it's not possible to find g.m. in things like chocolate and milk around ninety percent of all biotech seas are owned by the u.s. giant monsanto which is accused of stifling small businesses and driving some farmers to ruin and even to suicides now meanwhile concerns remains over the potential health risks of genetically modified food now ranging from allergies to sustain deficiency even to death artie's pretty boy who has more for us. it's
controversial but britain's environment secretary says that the public should embrace genetically modified food is a hard sell the campaign is say it's dangerous to human health whereas the scientific community supports the technology and if it is a safe as they and the government are sure it is and the argument for g.m. food is quite compelling it would allow farmers to grow crops in tough conditions and thus help to feed hungry mouths around the world the u.s. and brazil already must have produces of the stuff and the british government says the u.k. shouldn't be getting left behind to talk more about this i'm joined by dr robert he's the founder of the alliance for natural health which campaigns against g.m. foods. there are a billion hungry mouths in the world and red being told that this technology is safe shouldn't we embrace it in that case well if you look at all the real developments in raising eels it hasn't actually occurred through g.m. it's occurred through conventional breeding practices and we know that the european
authorities have probably one of the most comprehensive evaluation systems compared with other parts of the world but only two crops have actually got through the net for cultivation over fifty have been approved for consumption but of course the majority of it's given to animals and not to humans what are the risks in this case how is it dangerous to human health there's been a lot of g.m. produced of course a large amount of it going to animals but the u.s. population has been eating a lot of g.m. corner a lot of g.m. soy and they say well we can't see the effect we believe looking at humans as guinea pigs is not a great way of doing it particularly given the fact that we're only looking at really one or two generations of exposure why is the government so keen to develop this technology in that case and who would be benefiting from it if they did there are about a half a dozen companies that are the key players in this areas of which monsanto is the biggest and they've been putting huge pressure on governments they're all doing that the biggest problem is concentrating the agricultural research. and
particularly seems to fly in the hands of the few companies and these companies have a lot of sway with the major governments in the world including the u.k. government dr vereker many thanks for your comments was one environmental group said the british government's attempt to get g.m. food back on the menu is like flogging a dead horse and despite any of the scientific arguments for it one thing that you couldn't argue with is that g.m. food just doesn't have a good reputation a survey last month showed that only twenty one percent of the u.k. population supports the technology probably boy r.t. london. now to some other news making headlines around the world u.s. officials say that the boeing triple seven that crash landed at san francisco's airport was descending at a dangerously low speed they also revealed that the pilots tired tried to abort the landing just moments before crashing all but two people survived out of the three hundred seven passengers and crew onboard the asiana airlines flight from south
korea and investigation into the possibility that one of those who died was won over by a rescue crew vehicle is now under way. canadian officials though say five people have been killed by a train explosion in quebec dozens more said to be missing after the blast which caused devastation in the tongue of love. gun pay the runaway train loaded with fuel to rail to and blew up although the cause of the disaster remains unclear firefighters are still battling with the blaze and there are fears of another explosion. jordan has shot a radical muslim cleric abu qatada with terrorism after he was deported from the u.k. qatada pleaded not guilty after being immediately handed able to prosecutors upon landing in amman on sunday which is a costly ten year legal battle to extradite him to his home country he is known as a key figure in al-qaeda linked to and was viewed by the u.k. as
a national security threat. the alternative subway car is the big point has got its chance to go mainstream the winkle forced wins best known for suing facebook founder mark zuckerberg over claims that he stole their social network idea to float a bit quaint trust they say the movie is aimed at bringing mation vestment in the car and see that has been attracting people mainly for its anticipation and charm which is more important to explain. it's happy hour in midtown manhattan dozens of bars are filled with after work crowds but here at ever. is where you'll find the big apple's expanding community of because investors think it seems to us it's the first new york city establishment to accept the digital currency a monetary system free from government and bank control as well as credit card processing fees i'd rather everyone pay with than i would with
a credit card twenty three year old charlie shrem is co owner of ever and founder of big instant one of the first big quinn payment processing companies when i first came into the space. i was the only person new york city had heard even heard of the coin i was last out of a very v.c. firm in the city and now fast forward to two years there are so many startups i started meet ups we're all friends of the each other there's kind of like a culture as i'm referring to your own good are you know a culture of young financially savvy new yorkers determined to build an unregulated financial system i'll buy a big hold on i'm going to big josh rossi hosts a weekly bitcoin meeting in union square where people can buy and sell the digital coins a gathering data tracks even hedge fund and high frequency traders you can finally opt out of a system that you don't agree with like bernanke you can keep printing as much money as he wants to corn users are in effect here holding declines it only makes
our big points worth more dollars it's a natural hedge against inflation in a city that serves as the global headquarters for most of the world's largest banks the big point economy is slowly being embraced by respectable businesses domino's pizza the howard johnson hotel chain and a new york based limo service now accept the digital currency fair to say that new yorkers are able to eat sleep and commute. without spending a dollar online popular sites like reddit and ok cupid accept to be queen cars furniture and tech gadgets have been put up for sale on the trading website craigslist with dollars or digital coins equally accepted and for the anti prism privacy defenders the big b. will soon have purchased power with these burner phones which feature disposable numbers many economists remain skeptical of the long term stability of a currency that lacks backing from a single government but not
a problem for bit quaint believers if they were complete with the monetary system if they felt it was fair then they wouldn't be looking for an option like bitcoin so you see already the loss of confidence the loss of commitment it's a sign of where this society is going the u.s. government though isn't too happy with the coins popularity it recently shut down our virtual exchange system for the currency claiming it was a money laundering platform i think we've had one hundred years now of what the u.s. government can do when it gets to manipulate a currency and a lot of people are kind of tired of that and they want to experiment in a space where you can't manipulate a currency just what would that even mean for money and i think that's why a lot of people are really interested in the space growing enthusiasm for an invisible currency presented to rival the printed greenback marina porton i.r.t. new york. after the break we look at the battle that many muslim communities face in trying to defend their religious and reputation here not to stay with us.